New poll puts Biden 14 points clear of Trump: Democrat now leads among men as well as women and among crucial over 65 voters
- President Trump is lagging behind Joe Biden by 14 points in a new poll that shows him struggling to retain majority support among GOP-friendly groups
- The New York Times/Siena College poll that was released Wednesday shows Biden with the support of 50 per cent of registered voters
- Trump has the support of 36 per cent of registered voters, while 50 per cent of those surveyed said they had a ‘very unfavorable’ view of the president
- Biden now leads by 2 points among voters over the age of 65, a group Trump won by 9 points in 2016 and has a slight edge among men
- Trump had a 15-point advantage over Hillary Clinton among white voters in 2016, while he currently has a 1-point advantage over Biden
President Donald Trump is lagging behind Joe Biden by 14 points in a new poll that also shows him struggling to retain majority support among men, white Americans and older voters – crucial GOP voting blocs.
A New York Times/Siena College poll that dropped Wednesday shows that Biden currently has the support of 50 per cent of registered voters, while Trump sits at 36 per cent.
Additionally, 50 per cent of those surveyed said they had ‘very unfavorable’ views of Trump, while about half of that – 27 per cent – held the same view of Biden.
President Trump is down by 14 points nationally in a new poll by The New York Times and Siena College, where 50 per cent of voters said they had a ‘very unfavorable’ view of the president
Joe Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee, is beating Trump among the typical Democrat-friendly voting blocs, as well as groups the president won in 2016
About the same percentage of Americans view each candidate very favorably – with 27 pe cent saying that of Trump and 26 per cent believing that about Biden, the Democrats’ presumptive nominee.
Similar to how the demographic groups broke down in last week’s Rasmussen poll, Biden does well with groups who typically vote Democratic.
He has a 74-point advantage among black voters and a 39-point lead among Latinos.
He wins women voters of all races by 22 points.
He has a 34-point advantage among voters ages 18 to 34 and a 23-point advantage among voters who are ages 35 to 49.
But Biden is starting to challenge Trump with groups who generally tilt Republican.
Voters ages 50 to 64 only prefer Trump by 1 point, while Biden leads by 2 points among voters age 65 and up.
Trump also only has a 1-point lead among white voters, however when college and non-college are split, the president leads by 19 points among those who didn’t go to college, while Biden leads by 28 points among those who did.
Trump also has lost his edge among men, who now favor Biden by 3 points.
In 2016, Trump beat Hillary Clinton because he had an 11-point advantage with male voters.
He won white voters nationally by 15 points.
And he had an advantage with voters over 50 years old, according to data from the Pew Research Center.
A glimmer of good news for Trump is that he still gets a thumbs up on his handling of the economy, with 50 per cent of voters giving him a favorable rating, compared with 45 per cent who don’t.